Two groups of people exchanged gunfire late Thursday afternoon at two separate locations in Frederick, resulting in one person being shot, a police department supervisor said.
The Frederick Police Department is investigating shots-fired cases in the 1300 block of Taney Avenue and another near the McDonald’s and the GetGo gas station on West Seventh Street, said Sgt. Andrew Alcorn, a supervisor in the department’s Criminal Investigation Division.
The two locations are less than half a mile apart near the Frederick Shopping Center on West Seventh Street. Taney Avenue runs behind the shopping center.
The shots were fired shortly before 6 p.m., resulting in several vehicles being struck along with the wounded victim, Alcorn said. The victim made it to Frederick Memorial Hospital on their own, but was transferred to a trauma center. The wound did not appear to be critical, Alcorn said.
It’s unclear if the victim was involved in the exchange of gunfire, Alcorn said.
Police believe the incidents are related and may involve the same culprits, Alcorn said. Police also believe the groups of people knew each other, but the violence didn’t appear gang-related as of Thursday evening, Alcorn said.
“We’re investigating this from all angles, but there have been no indications of that,” Alcorn said.
Witnesses told police that each group was made up of between three and five people, Alcorn said.